Camden renaming city hall after late ex-mayor

Melvin "Randy" Primas, Jr. during a 2005 interview with Cathy Gandolfo when he was mayor of Camden, New Jersey. Primas died on March 2, 2012.

November 12, 2012 7:18:39 AM PST
Camden's city hall is being renamed after late Mayor Randy Primas, who died earlier this year.

Primas was a Camden native who was first elected to the City Council in 1972 at the age of 23, making him the youngest council member ever.

In 1981, he became the first black mayor of the city.

Primas later served as commissioner of the state Department of Community Affairs and also was Camden's state-appointed chief operating officer.

A ceremony to rename the historic building after Primas is scheduled for Tuesday.